Detained Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile was rushed to the Makati Medical Center early Thursday morning for pneumonia, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said.
“Dinala sa Makati Med si Senator Enrile because of suspected pneumonia, hindi siya nagre-respond to medication,” PNP Spokesperson C/Supt. Generoso Cerbo said in a television interview.
Enrile has been under hospital arrest at the PNP General Hospital since July last year over plunder charges in connection with the P10-billion pork barrel scam.
Cerbo explained that the Sandiganbayan allows such emergency transfers. Enrile was transferred to the Makati hospital at 3 in the morning.
“May standing resolution with Sandiganbayan na mag-transfer ng mga pasyente na may ganitong circumstance,” he said.